I felt such a majestic aura of awe and wonder from "Opening the Gates of the Heart" from holding this book in hand that I first read it on a sunny day in the garden while sipping a cup of tea and listening to nature's sound track of song birds and honey bees. As I read the verse accompanying each gorgeous photograph of gates, I felt my heart open as if this book was some kind of universal energetic key, and I sensed such a rush of love, acceptance and understanding as I have seldom felt from any book before.
"Opening the Gates of the Heart" offers readers a gentle reminder of the blessings available to us all when we open worlds of new possibilities in our lives. The gates pictured in this book embody such an exquisite range of barriers in terms of material, size, and visual and emotional impact that they perfectly represent the multitude of ways we so often close ourselves off from love, beauty, joy, peace and eternal happiness. The overall net effect of seeing so many forms of barriers combined with such thoughtful musings on topics ranging from absence of judgment, to growth of character, to path of acceptance provides readers a sense that just the act of reading book is actually an act of undertaking a glorious personal journey to inner peace.
Carolyn Jones has a rare gift for sharing just enough verbiage on every other page of "Opening the Gates of the Heart" to truly touch the reader's heart. The words seamlessly match photographs of gates, in such a way that opening the book to any random set of pages becomes an invitation to embark on a meditative journey. Carolyn Jones' words are written with such tender care as to soothe even those feeling great pain, and with such inspiration as to encourage readers to trust this author to take them places hitherto unknown and unseen.
"Opening the Gates of the Heart" is highly recommended to anyone seeking peace and happiness as a direct experience of being fortunate enough to hold this book in hand, and as the perfect gift for someone who has everything, or is simply in need of feeling love, peace and acceptance in their life.